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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For September 17, 2012

Vinted on September 17, 2012 binned in wine mini-reviews
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I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 10 Municipal Winemakers Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Blueberries in enough juicy quantity that it would make a fruit stand jealous. $27 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Municipal Winemakers Dark Red (Santa Barbara County): Considerably more dusty, juicy, spicy & rustic fun than its name implies. $27 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Municipal Winemakers Bright Red (Santa Barbara County): Aptly named, but also rustic, meaty & savory enough to get serious. $27 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Municipal Winemakers Blanche Chenin Blanc (Santa Barbara County): Pear, blossoms & as much bright fun as Chenin will let you have. $24 B >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Drake Entropy Pinot Noir (Bien Nacido): Working its hands away in the garden dirt, all the while wearing beguiling perfume. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Drake Les Galets Laetitia Vineyard Pinot Noir (Arroyo Grande Valley): Kicking your ass w/ sweet spices, black raspberries & stones $55 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Drake Pinot Noir H Block (Bien Nacido): Last vintage due to disease, but it’s making a sexy, pouting-lipped, dark-eyed exit. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fess Parker Crockett (Anniversary Release; Santa Barbara County): Syrah & Petit Sirah showed up with all the spices for the BBQ. $75 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fess Parker Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah (Santa Barbara County): Rodney likes his meat charred & prefers a stogie when the meal is done $49 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fess Parker Clone 115 Pinot Noir (Sta Rita Hills): Generous, dark, plumy, tinged with herbs, & hot; bright enough to still shine. $55 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Fess Parker Ashley’s Pinot Noir (Sta Rita Hills): If you stay for tea at the finish, you’ll be staying for a very long time indeed $50 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fess Parker Riesling (Santa Barbara County): Gave you limes, pumped your gas, and then you got a sweet candy kiss at the end. $15 B >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fess Parker Viognier (Santa Barbara County): Mouthful of melon, nosefull of white grapes & flowers, & a bellyful of happy. $25 B >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Epiphany Grenache Blanc Camp Four Vineyard (Santa Barbara County): Fruit basket, pretty white flowers, side of mineral water. $25 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Fess Parker Ashley’s Chardonnay (Santa Rita Hills): A pretty touchdown pass. & they successfully went for the two-point conversion $35 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 09 Clos Marie Manon Blanc (Coteaux du Languedoc): Melons, nut, & a floral sea breeze that feels like it’s just blown in from Italy. $26 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 09 De Toren Fusion V (Stellenbosch): A red in the mood for a porterhouse steak; but it already practically *is* a porterhouse steak. $50 B+ >>find this wine>>
  • 10 Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin BLanc (Stellenbosch): Toasty, concentrated, funky & fabulous, should get Chardonnay lovers swooning. $65 A- >>find this wine>>
  • 11 Georges Duboeuf Domaine Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon (Morgon): Plum, pepper, pith & pretty flowers; take it out for sausage pizza. $15 B >>find this wine>>
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